Keynes and the 'Classics': A Study in Language, Epistemology and Mistaken Identities [NOOK Book]

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Is there a language which is adequate to describe our own economy? In this volume, Michel Verdon undertakes a path-breaking analysis of the three major paradigms in economics: Marxian, neo-classical, and Keynesian economics. Each of these, he argues, has an inherent cosmology, and in the case of both Marxian and neo-classical economics these preclude the development of a language which can accurately describe and analyze an economy. Keynes and the "Classics" relates economics to other social sciences, through ...
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Overview

Is there a language which is adequate to describe our own economy? In this volume, Michel Verdon undertakes a path-breaking analysis of the three major paradigms in economics: Marxian, neo-classical, and Keynesian economics. Each of these, he argues, has an inherent cosmology, and in the case of both Marxian and neo-classical economics these preclude the development of a language which can accurately describe and analyze an economy. Keynes and the "Classics" relates economics to other social sciences, through what Verdon calls "cosmologies".
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 A Background to the Neoclassical Cosmology 8
2 Probing the Neoclassical Cosmology 19
3 Strange Cosmological Bedfellows 58
4 From Cosmology to Language 75
5 Keynes's Economics: What Kind of Revolution? 96
6 Keynes and Speculation: Aristotle Revisited 125
7 More Substance and Transactions 148
8 From a Galilean Cosmology to a Galilean Economics 161
Appendix 1: Mirowski on science and economics 177
Appendix 2: Marx's economics: successes and failures 189
Notes 203
Bibliography 220
Index 226
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